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North Carolina faces Chaminade in Maui consolation game

Posted November 21, 2012

FACTS & STATS: Site: Lahaina Civic Center (2,400) -- Lahaina, Hawaii. Television: ESPN 2. Home Record: UNC 2-0, Chaminade 0-1. Away Record: UNC 1-0, Chaminade 1-0. Neutral Record: UNC 1-1, Chaminade 2-1. Conference Record: UNC 0-0, Chaminade 0-0. Series Record: North Carolina leads, 1-0

GAME NOTES: After losing their respective semifinal matchups, the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Chaminade Silverswords will meet in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational.

UNC won three straight games leading up to its trip to Maui, with easy wins over Gardner-Webb (76-59), Florida Atlantic (80-56) and Long Beach State (78-63). The Tar Heels came into the tournament as the odds-on favorite to win, and they showed why in their opening-round matchup against Mississippi State, prevailing in a 95-49 final, but they experienced an unexpected stumbling block against Butler, losing 82-71 in a game they never led.

Chaminade, the annual host team for this event, opened up the tournament with an first-round upset of Texas, 86-73. The Silverswords couldn't ride that momentum into the semifinals however, as they fell to Illinois on Tuesday, 84-61.

The Tar Heels defeated Chaminade in 2008, 115-70, in the only previous meeting between the two teams.

UNC managed to shoot just 38.7 percent in the first half against Butler, and midway through the second it was down by as many as 29 points. The Tar Heels managed to up their shooting percentage to .472 by game's end, and it cut the deficit to single digits late, but the game was never really in doubt. R.J. Hairston came off the bench to lead the team in scoring with 15 points, but he did so on just 4-of-13 shooting from the field. Marcus Paige tallied 13 points and five assists, and Reggie Bullock also scored 13 points. James Michael McAdoo chipped in 10 points, but he was plagued by seven turnovers. It was a down game for McAdoo, who averages a team-best 16.6 ppg on nearly 48 percent field goal efficiency, and he also hauls in 8.6 rpg. Bullock (11.8 ppg) and Hairston (11.0 ppg) round out the double-digit scorers for the Heels. In addition to scoring 80 ppg, they also play stellar defense, allowing opponents to shoot a meager 35.6 percent from the field.

Chaminade came into the game scoring a lofty 85 ppg, but it ran into a lot of problems against Illinois, shooting just 37.1 percent from the field, including 32.1 percent from three-point range. The Silverswords also committed 14 turnovers in a game they never led. Once again, De'Andre Haskins was their catalyst in the effort, putting up 19 points, bringing his season average to a team-high 21 ppg. Bennie Murray was the only other player to tally double figures for the Swords with 10 points, but he did so on just 4-of-11 shooting. Murray is the team's second-leading scorer with 12.8 ppg. Lee Bailey has also been impressive with 12.6 ppg and he's handed out a team-best 12 assists, but he's turned the ball over 19 times.

It's been a better-than-expected tournament for Chaminade, but it will all come to a screeching halt in this one, as UNC possesses enough talent to defeat the Silverswords by double digits with its backups on the floor.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: North Carolina 101, Chaminade 65

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  • mxteam44 Nov 21, 9:39 p.m.

    Wow! The 3's were certainly falling tonight! Hubert Davis has worked some magic!!! It's a good thing too, because we still don't have an inside game, and unless James develops one, we aren't going to have one. But hey.....Duke has made it work for the last 10 years or so.

  • mike honcho Nov 21, 8:53 p.m.

    I feel for Chaminade, unc will come out with a completely different attitude.

  • slayerhil Nov 21, 8:41 p.m.

    One of the UNC team's benefits for this trip - they at least got a fair grade for Hawaiian... View More

    — Posted by wlcat609

    I don't think Roy, or UNC, had anything to do with who was invited. Get a grip!

    — Posted by mxteam44

    Especially since Chaminade is the host school in this tournament.

  • ugottabkiddinme Nov 21, 8:40 p.m.

    UNC looks dramitically different tonight. The 3 ball is landing. FT's need a little help. The... View More

    — Posted by Hokies94

    They may be talented but that inexperience and to much relying on the jump shot will hurt them...ie. last night! but got a ton of games to improve!!

  • Hokies94 Nov 21, 8:34 p.m.

    UNC looks dramitically different tonight. The 3 ball is landing. FT's need a little help. The most talented team in the ACC, and way beyond too. UNC will go deep if they stay healthy.

  • Aint ur day Nov 21, 8:14 p.m.

    consolation...to consol the LOSS from the woodshed baeting they took last night.

    They win just being in Hawaii, to be so luckyperiod!!!

  • ugottabkiddinme Nov 21, 7:34 p.m.

    One of the UNC team's benefits for this trip - they at least got a fair grade for Hawaiian... View More

    — Posted by wlcat609

    oh yeah...Moorehead state is a real powerhouse..lmao

  • ugottabkiddinme Nov 21, 7:16 p.m.

    One of the UNC team's benefits for this trip - they at least got a fair grade for Hawaiian... View More

    — Posted by wlcat609

    I don't think Roy, or UNC, had anything to do with who was invited. Get a grip!

    — Posted by mxteam44

    why don't you ask Texas about those pansies..but since they say it takes one to know one....maybe you might know more about it

  • iron fist Nov 21, 6:25 p.m.

    Like the football team they need to get off to a quick start. They cannot wait until half way into the second half to start playing. GO TAR HEELS !!!!!!!!!

  • mxteam44 Nov 21, 5:42 p.m.

    One of the UNC team's benefits for this trip - they at least got a fair grade for Hawaiian... View More

    — Posted by wlcat609

    I don't think Roy, or UNC, had anything to do with who was invited. Get a grip!

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Final
UNC 82
OSU 74
Final
MVSU 60
NCCU 94
 
Final
UNCW 66
ECU 54
Final
CAR 2
NYR 3
Final
CHA 104
UTA 86
2nd
WVU 44
NCSU 43
 
Final
NYK 90
PHO 99
Final
NOP 88
POR 114
Final
CHA 104
UTA 86
Final
HOU 97
ATL 104
Final
DAL 99
SAN 93
 
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DEN 58
IND 60
 
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LAC 22
MIL 19
 
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NEV 3
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UTEP 6
UTST 21
Final
COLST 10
UTAH 45
Final
AFA 38
WMICH 24
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BGU 20
SALABAMA 7
 
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GEOR 81
CHAR 78
Final
WKENT 67
LOU 76
Final
MICH 51
SMU 62
Final
CIN 47
VCU 68
Final
BSU 77
ABCHRIST 33
 
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PROV 85
UMASS 65
Final
AMER 46
MNTER 45
 
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UNC 82
OSU 74
Final
IUPUI 71
SALA 65
 
Final
VILL 82
SYR 77
Final
VT 64
CITA 61
Final
DUQ 79
MLOWELL 63
 
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FAIR 61
BEL 73
 
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YALE 60
GTDNS 64
 
Final
FD 76
DEL 74
 
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PSU 73
DREX 68
Final
UNCG 64
ELON 71
 
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ILL 62
MIZZ 59
Final
CAMP 90
MONT 64
 
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LONG 106
PSUBEAVER 74
 
Final
HOU 63
SCST 71
 
Final
FSU 75
SFLA 62
Final
BING 51
BONA 69
 
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RUTG 68
RFLSH 73
 
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MCNST 69
TOL 83
 
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JVU 84
TRUETT 55
 
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GT 65
VANDY 60
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INDST 56
EILL 60
 
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BUT 73
IND 82
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STEPH 94
ARTCH 57
 
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OREG 83
DELST 70
 
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Terriers 61
FATL 56
 
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TXARL 89
HPYN 50
 
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KU 96
LAF 69
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ARKST 67
MARS 58
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MEM 78
ORU 63
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KNST 53
UMBC 66
 
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NW 67
WMICH 61
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MIZST 65
EMICH 77
 
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CHIST 77
STJOE 54
 
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KENT 83
UCLA 44
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COC 68
DAVID 80
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RIU 69
DET 55
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UCR 78
HOUB 67
 
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MURST 89
ILLST 77
 
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NWST 89
LALAF 85
 
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WAGN 66
MON 74
 
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MVSU 60
NCCU 94
 
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PITT 81
OU 77
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TENNM 77
PBY 60
 
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WYO 57
SOUTH 39
 
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AFA 75
UCD 81
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MSST 51
USCU 53
 
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JMU 71
HIGH 80
 
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TXST 90
HTILL 56
 
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DRAK 54
ISU 83
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SHU 73
UNH 60
 
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SCU 72
NE 78
 
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MSU 64
TXSOU 71
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UF 63
WAKE 50
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ND 94
PURD 63
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SHSU 61
PVU 44
 
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AUB 89
XAV 88
Final
AKR 92
BLUFFTON 53
 
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DAY 78
BU 62
 
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UNCW 66
ECU 54
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CLMB 82
HOF 77
 
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GMAS 86
IONA 81
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TOWS 53
LAS 67
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MAN 73
MRGST 69
 
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YALE 84
 
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RICH 65
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MAR 58
STJOE 75
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KYST 71
TEXAM 64
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MAST 72
VALPO 75
 
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INCWORD 110
 
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IDST 50
CALST 59
 
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NIOWA 56
IOWA 44
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SIUE 61
UWMIL 56
 
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TEX 78
LBSU 68
 
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TCU 88
TXSA 57
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ARK 85
SEMIZ 67
 
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NCOL 69
JVST 60
 
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ARST 64
LEH 64
 
2nd
NMST 60
NMU 66
 
2nd
WASH 66
OKLA 64
 
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GRCN 81
STED 55
 
2nd
WEBER 73
WLVRN 59
 
2nd
WVU 44
NCSU 43
 
1st
SDST 36
BST 26
 
Half
GONZ 28
CPSL 20
 
2nd
PAC 31
FRES 24
 
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PORT 50
MNTST 29
 
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CSNO 27
TAMCC 23
 
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UTST 28
SDKST 28
 
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LOS 4
ARI 2
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CLB 3
CHI 2
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BUF 1
COL 5
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PIT 3
FLA 1
Final
CAR 2
NYR 3
Final
MON 4
OTT 1
Final
TOR 4
PHI 7
Final
NYI 3
TAM 1
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NJD 0
WAS 4
Final
MIN 5
NAS 6
 
1st Intermission
VAN 2
CAL 0
 
1st
SJS 0
STL 0
 
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WAS 27
PHI 24
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SFX 35
SDC 21